Organized this year by Open for Change and DE CONNECTORS, the 4th Open Development Camp was held October, 2014 at De Balie in Amsterdam. ODC 2014 built on the success of the Open Data for Development Camps in 2011 (Amsterdam) and 2012 (Nairobi & Amsterdam), and Open Development Camp 2013 (Amsterdam).
The Camp and it’s sessions were focused on bringing together a broader movement around open development, justice, and digital rights. With an impressive list of partners, sponsors, and speakers, ODC 2014 represented it’s goals of developing awareness and empowering action. It addressed issues ranging from how to empower local communities, the dark side of open development, the anchoring principles of open development, and how open technology shapes us and is shaped by us.
ODC 2014 consisted of more than just a handful of keynote speeches. It focused on interaction and collaborative events, workshops, and hands-on sessions to promote connection and learning among the attending CEOs, NGOs, analysts, journalists, activists, developers, designers, and other participants, as well as from the main presenters. These presenters included Stef van Grieken of Google.org, Tim Unwin of UNESCO, Chris Taggart of Open Corporates, and many others. Some recorded sessions of ODC 2014 are available via their Vimeo channel.
Here at OpenStand, we’ll be keeping an eye out for ODC 2015 and other events that bring together open data champions and creators from around the world.